Last February, The Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group reported cruelty to elephants in Mangkang Zoo and requested that the Wildlife Authority (BKSDA) in Central Java stops the cruelty of chaining elephants by two legs. Until today, there has not been any reply from BKSDA.
On Saturday, 13th of May 2017, Scorpion Investigator re-visited the zoo and found the cruelty to elephants was still going on. Elephants here were chained by two legs causing them unable to move freely, and stress.
injured elephant in Mangkang Zoo, Semarang.
Elephant in Mangkang zoo chained by two legs. This is a cruelty to this beautiful animal.